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TunaFEST 2018 – Fri, June 29 – Back tuna Future!!

For everyone who has enjoyed TunaFEST in the past: WE’RE HAVING IT AGAIN, at the END OF THIS MONTH!

Free food and drinks, live music – opens at 11:30 AM for folks who have to eat early – Friday, June 29th. Remember: TunaFEST is for family, too!



· Now at the Moody Center for the Arts!

· Tech and business showcase!

· Honoring the retirement of Wade Adams – who started TunaFEST (with a lot of help) when he returned to Rice from a fishing trip in 2002 with too much fish.

For anyone who hasn’t been to TunaFEST: YOU’LL LOVE IT!

· Formerly-annual all-Rice party, featuring grilled tuna, burgers, veggie-burgers, hot dogs, etc.

· Music, drinks and LOTS of visiting; all Rice people invited, plus Rice friends, and friends from the Texas Medical Center.

· Lunchtime through 2:00 PM, the last Friday before July 4th.

Sponsored by Materials Science and NanoEngineering, scores of corporate and personal Friends of Rice, and MANY Rice departments, centers, institutes and schools. We will have all of them listed on the T-shirt!

Fondren DOI services

Interested in learning how you can obtain DOIs for your scholarship? Join us for lunch!

You have probably seen DOIs for online scholarly content (example: A DOI (digital object identifier) is a persistent and unique identifier of an object. They help to support the discovery and citation of scholarship.

Join Fondren staff for lunch and a presentation on the library’s new DOI minting services, which can facilitate DOI assignment to content in library-managed repositories (e.g., Rice Digital Scholarship Archive) and other university-managed platforms that are committed to long-term preservation and access. DOIs can be assigned to individual “one-off” items or long-term projects, such as scholarly journals.


Thursday, June 28, Noon-1:00, Fondren Digital Media Commons (DMC) Multipurpose Room, B42F

Wednesday, July 11, Noon-1:00, Fondren Digital Media Commons (DMC) Multipurpose Room, B42F

Sessions with fewer than three registrants will be canceled.

Please RSVP here

Unable to attend, but want to learn more? Visit the library’s cds.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Innovation – Applications due July 1

The Office of Innovation and Industry Alliances at Moffitt Cancer Center is now accepting applications for a unique Postdoctoral Fellowship in Innovation. This two-year program is designed to train STEM PhD graduates with minimal knowledge of academic technology transfer what they need to know to be hired into any technology transfer office (TTO) or related position in the US. This program offers a very competitive compensation package, mentorship by an experienced biotech entrepreneur, and many professional development opportunities.

Application deadline is July 1st, 2018. For more information visit or email

Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity – R1

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Seattle
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 2018-06-18 to 2018-08-10.

Application Link:

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.


Postdocs: Apply today for the Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program

Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program accepting applications

The Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program offers scientists and engineers from a wide variety of disciplines unique opportunities to conduct research in a wide range of topics relevant to the Intelligence Community.

The research is conducted by the postdocs, while working in partnership with a research advisor and collaborating with an advisor from the Intelligence Community. In partnership with the research advisor, the postdoc composes and submits a technical proposal that responds to a research opportunity identified at

Award Details:

· Annual stipends range from $75,000 to $79,000, depending on research location.

· Annual travel budget of up to $6,000

· Appointments for two years, and option to extend for a third year

· Host institutions receive an annual laboratory budget of up to $5,000.

· Research advisors receive a $10,000 stipend and an annual travel budget of up to $2,000.

Postdoc Eligibility: U.S. citizenship required; Ph.D. received within five years of the application deadline

Application Deadline: March 12, 2018

For additional program information, please visit

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OwlSpark Applications Open thru 3/12/2018

Have An Innovative Business Idea?

Spend Your Summer Getting It Off The Ground

Applications for OwlSpark Class 6 (Summer 2018) are now open! If you have an innovative technology or business idea, and you’re interested in spending your summer launching your startup, this is a great opportunity.Applications close on Monday, March 12 at 11:59 p.m.

About the OwlSpark Accelerator Program

OwlSpark is a premier accelerated learning experience for promising startup teams to validate and refine business models in preparation for launch. OwlSpark helps build and shape the entrepreneurial capacity of Rice entrepreneurs by providing a robust curriculum, co-working space, and a diverse mentor network over 12 weeks during the summer.

Eligible Team Composition

OwlSpark is open to students, staff, and faculty across all schools and all disciplines, as well as alumni within five years, who have an interest in building leadership skills and capacity as innovation-driven entrepreneurs. Eligible startup teams must have two to five founders, and at least one founder must be affiliated with Rice University. International students are eligible, but must secure authorization from the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) prior to the start of the program.

Preparing for the Application Process

To prepare your startup team for the application process, we have laid out important information surrounding the accelerator program, team composition, and expectations. Be sure to review the information thoroughly.

*Learn more, review the application questions and pitch video criteria, and apply at team!